I can’t believe it’s almost been a year since my big 5-0. Last year at this time, as we were planning my event, Kira Lorsch was beginning the brainstorming of the 2014 Thalians event. Kira and I were hanging out have a much needed girls spa when she said, “Devin if you were to pick someone to honor as “Mr. Wonderful”, what icon of music or entertainment industry would you pick, that people of all ages like, now and respect?” I immediately replied, “Smokey Robinson would be great! Everyone loves Smokey.”
The seed was planted. And here we are a few weeks away from the big Thalians Smokey Robinson Tribute Concert benefiting UCLA Operation Mend at the House of Blues Sunset Strip on Saturday April 26th. You won’t want to miss the Smokey Robinson Tribute. I mean there are music legends and then there’s Smokey Robinson! His name is synonymous with Motown. “Shop Around,” “I Second that Emotion,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “My Girl,” and “Tracks of My Tears” are just a few of his amazing hits!
On Saturday April 26th, Smokey will be honored by the longtime mental health charity, The Thalians who have been around forever. Debbie Reynolds founded it and this will be a star studded event! A stage full of musical artists will perform Smokey songs for Smokey himself! PLAYER will perform “Tracks of My Tears,” along with other performers that include, Guy Sebastian, Taylor Dane, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Natasha & Cheech Marin, Florence LaRue of The 5th Dimension, Joy Enriquez and Bobby Arvon with musical director Todd Schroeder and the Thalians Orchestra plus some surprise guests! (Sorry but I”m sworn to secrecy.)
As you can imagine, tickets going fast! The Smokey Tribute raises funds to help America’s wounded warriors served by UCLA Operation Mend. You’ll mingle with celebrity guests from the red carpet through the show, bid on super cool silent & live auctions with “World’s Fastest Talker, John Moschitta.” You will enjoy gourmet buffets, scrumptious specialty food & dessert stations and full open bars. All you can eat and drink baby!!
Your tax deductible contribution will benefit the mental health and wellness programs of UCLA Operation Mend, helping heal America’s severely injured military men and women-mind, body and spirit.
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Watch a video about UCLA Operation Mend with The Thalians Ruta Lee HERE
Purchase your tickets & tables now by calling The Thalians at 818-994-4661
Individual tickets are also available at Ticketmaster
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If you ever wanted to party like a rock star for a great cause here’s your chance! We hope to see you there!!!!